A two-dimensional model of the thin laminar wall of a curvilinear flexible pipe

A. Ghosh, V. A. Kozlov, S. A. Nazarov, D. Rule

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Abstract

We present a two-dimensional model describing the elastic behaviour of the wall of a curved flexible pipe. The wall has a laminate structure consisting of several anisotropic layers of varying thickness and is assumed to be much smaller in thickness than the radius of the channel which itself is allowed to vary. Our two-dimensional model takes the interaction of the wall with any surrounding or supporting material and the fluid flow into account and is obtained via a dimension reduction procedure. The curvature and twist of the pipe's axis as well as the anisotropy of the laminate wall present the main challenges in applying the dimension reduction procedure so plenty of examples of canonical shapes of pipes and their walls are supplied with explicit systems of differential equations at the end.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-367
Number of pages19
JournalQuarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics
Volume71
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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In: Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 71, No. 3, 01.01.2018, p. 349-367.

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